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The Savage and Modern Self: North American Indians in Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Culture
The Savage and Modern Self: North American Indians in Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Culture
By Robbie Richardson

The Savage and Modern Self examines the representation of North American "Indians" in novels, poetry, plays, and material culture from eighteenth-century Britain.

Available May 2018
Indigenous Tourism Movements:
Indigenous Tourism Movements:
Edited by Alexis C. Bunten and Nelson Graburn

Indigenous Tourism Movements explores Indigenous identity using “movement” as a metaphor, drawing on case studies from throughout the world including Botswana, Canada, Chile, Panama, Tanzania, and the United States.

Available Mar 2018
Globalizing Confederation: Canada and the World in 1867
Globalizing Confederation: Canada and the World in 1867
Edited by Jacqueline D. Krikorian, Marcel Martel, Adrian Shubert

In seeking to ascertain how others understood, constructed or used Canada’s Confederation in 1867 as a model to be adapted or avoided, Globalizing Confederation explores the ideas and events that captured the imagination of people around the world.

Available Jan 2018
Roots of Entanglement: Essays in the History of Native-Newcomer Relations
Roots of Entanglement: Essays in the History of Native-Newcomer Relations
Edited by Myra Rutherdale, Whitney Lackenbauer, and Kerry Abel

Roots of Entanglement offers an historical exploration of the relationships between Indigenous peoples and European newcomers in the territory that would become Canada.

Available Dec 2017
Residential Schools and Reconciliation:  Canada Confronts its History
Residential Schools and Reconciliation: Canada Confronts its History
By J.R. Miller

Residential Schools and Reconciliation is a unique, timely, and provocative work that tackles and explains the institutional responses to Canada’s residential school legacy.

Available Oct 2017
Indians in the Fur Trade: Their Roles as Trappers, Hunters, and Middlemen in the Lands Southwest of Hudson Bay, 1660-1870
Indians in the Fur Trade: Their Roles as Trappers, Hunters, and Middlemen in the Lands Southwest of Hudson Bay, 1660-1870
By Arthur J. Ray

A classic study of the Assiniboine and western Cree Indians who inhabited southern Manitoba and Saskatchewan between 1660 and 1870. The second edition contains a new preface and an update on all sources.

Published May 2017
Skyscrapers Hide the Heavens: A History of Indian-White Relations in Canada
Skyscrapers Hide the Heavens: A History of Indian-White Relations in Canada
By J. R. Miller

A comprehensive account of Indian-white relations throughout Canada’s history. Miller charts the deterioration of the relationship from the initial, mutually beneficial contact in the fur trade to the current impasse.

Published May 2017
Homelands and Empires: Indigenous Spaces, Imperial Fictions, and Competition for Territory in Northeastern North America, 16901763
Homelands and Empires: Indigenous Spaces, Imperial Fictions, and Competition for Territory in Northeastern North America, 1690–1763
By Jeffers Lennox

In this deeply researched and engagingly argued work, Jeffers Lennox reconfigures our general understanding of how Indigenous peoples, imperial forces, and settlers competed for space in northeastern North America before the British conquest in 1763.

Published May 2017
Naamiwan's Drum: The Story of a Contested Repatriation of Anishinaabe Artefacts
Naamiwan's Drum: The Story of a Contested Repatriation of Anishinaabe Artefacts
By Maureen Matthews

Naamiwan’s Drum follows the story of a famous Ojibwe medicine man, his gifted grandson, and remarkable water drum. The book contains a powerful Anishinaabe interpretive perspective on repatriation and on anthropology itself.

Published Nov 2016
From New Peoples to New Nations: Aspects of Metis History and Identity from the Eighteenth to the Twenty-first Centuries
From New Peoples to New Nations: Aspects of Metis History and Identity from the Eighteenth to the Twenty-first Centuries
By Gerhard J. Ens and Joe Sawchuk

From New Peoples to New Nations is a broad historical account of the emergence of the Metis as distinct peoples in North America over the last three hundred years.

Published Dec 2015